Here's a scoop.
After playing with Bold settings, I couldn't get the Bold browser much faster than 54 seconds when loading the Mobile Computer - the essential guide to technology on the move
website, like in the comparison. I downloaded the Mini Opera 4.1 browser to the Bold moments ago and tried loading that site. First attempt was a 14 second page load. The slowest page load was about 18 seconds and my battery is dying. Unfortunately, I don't know what I used to load the page. I'm not sure it actually used WiFi because that option is turned off in Mini Opera. I think it may have actually been on 3G. To be sure, I turned off Wi-Fi but it's still fast (as quick as 8 seconds). Does anyone know how to clear the cache in Opera Mini?
IMHO, it's RIMs first crack at a decent browser. With Apple having several years of additional experience in browsers and the newer standards, it was a good attempt by RIM. Mini Opera levels the playing field a bit and actually shows what the Bold can do. It will be very interesting once RIM figures out how to build a better web browser. In the meantime, I'll be playing a little more with Mini Opera, I think.